Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (9)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Joyland
Author: Stephen King
Release Date: June 4, 2013

Gawd! I love Stephen King books, and I can't wait for this one!

Summary: 
Joyland takes place in 1973 and is the story of a college student who works as a carny during the summer and must deal with legacy of a murder and dying child.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Book Review - Awaken

Title: Awaken
Author: Katie Kacvinsky
Pages: 309
Published May 23rd 2011

Summary: 
Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it's to go to school or on a date, people don't venture out of their home. There's really no need. For the most part, Maddie's okay with the solitary, digital life - until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren't meant to be alone, he tells her.

Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her - a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking
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In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.

Review:

When I first saw the cover, I was all like "I have to read this book" I don't know why I liked the cover so much, but I just did. And I don't regret reading either.

Awaken is a great book, that I have totally fallen in love with. The drama and the romance were so perfect!

As usually I didn't like the main character Maddie, well she was okay. But I felt that she was weak and to emotionally. She manage to turn every little silly thing into something big and bad, she was just to dumb.
But my favorite character have to be Clare, she was so colorful and lovely. She always had something nice to say in bad situations and she was always there to support Maddie.
I liked Justin too, he had this wonderful personality, that would make any girl melt. He was one of the characters that makes my demands for other boys really high.

The writing style was good, I understood what was happening, and the book was still thrilling and made my heart bounce several times. I liked the romance, it was perfect and I'm glad it's not like many other books I have read. Where the main characters don't show any romantic feelings towards each other, until the last page, where they kiss. This book showed the romance very early and it's was fantastic.
I also loved the drama, this whole new world, where everyone was addicted to their PC and phone. And the this one group protested against the society, and then Maddie was dragged into all this.
But it was something I missed and that was action. Okay, there were some action, but it could have been more. I found some parts boring, because they never did anything. So I hope that in the book that there will be more action.

The plot was very good, very creative from the authors side. She managed to make it realistic in an unrealistic way. When I was finished with the book, I was like "What if..." and books that make me think like that afterwards, this book landed high on my list.


Book Review - The Grimm Chronicles

Title: The Grimm Chronicles
Author: Isabella Fontaine and Ken brosky
Pages: 333
Published: August 3rd 2012

Summary: 
200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world. Literally now the characters of the Grimms' stories walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and one a hero can stop them.

For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that means taking precious time off her summer vacation. In addition to volunteering at the local library, Alice must stop the Corrupted who are now actively hunting her down. With the help of her magic pen and her trusty rabbit friend, the world has suddenly gotten a lot more complex. The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for they truly are.

Review: This is a book that is totally worth reading!

I looked really forward to read it when I first got it, it seemed like an fun story to read. And I couldn't stop reading it when I first started, it was so amazing.  The whole plot is fantastic and yeah, I really liked that book. 

The main characters were really good, Alice and Briar were so thought through . Alice was awesome and just like that type of characters I like. She was down to earth, and when she started to see the big talking bunny Briar she thought she was crazy. She acted like any other normal person would do, and that was great. Alice wasn't helpless, she could defend herself and she kicked asses. Briar was so funny and smart, he said so much funny and he was so lovable. I will totally give him a big hug if I ever get the chance to. 
The whole idea about putting the Brothers Grimm's stories into a book and making it so complete is just genius. I love it and I feel like a kitten who have just eaten a tons of candy and is constantly cuddle with (that's ultimate happiness for me). The characters had many funny comments and the book was filled with humor and action.

I hope this review describe my feelings for this book. I would recommend this book to everyone, even though I know that some of you might not like it as much as I did. But still, give the book a try!